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Linesman training center moving to Battle Ground

4:51 p.m. August 27
Property purchased for $1 million in center of busiest work area

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Northwest Line Construction Industry, a nonprofit organization that trains apprentices from all over the country, is hoping to break ground on a new training center in Battle Ground next year.

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Apple to unveil latest iPhone design

By Adam Satariano, Bloomberg News August 28, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has sent invitations to an event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco where it's expected to unveil the latest iPhone, a new Apple TV set-top box and other updated products.

Wal-Mart's holiday layaway comes early

August 28, 2015 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.

U.S. economy's 2Q goes from solid to stellar

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press August 27, 2015 5:11 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

Boeing's S. California layoffs could affect subcontractors

By Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times August 27, 2015 5:06 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co.'s planned layoffs in Southern California, announced this week, have revived concerns that the aerospace industry may suffer if Congress doesn't renew its support for the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Linesman training center moving to Battle Ground

By Gordon Oliver August 27, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Northwest Line Construction Industry, a nonprofit organization that trains apprentices from all over the country, is hoping to break ground on a new training center in Battle Ground next year.

Ruling could ease way for fast-food chain unions

By Associated Press August 27, 2015 4:31 p.m.

NEW YORK — It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.

Vancouver Red Lion to close; 82 will lose jobs

By Lauren Dake and Gordon Oliver August 27, 2015 10:20 p.m.

The Red Lion at the Quay, a landmark on the Vancouver waterfront since the 1960’s, will close its doors on Oct. 31, leaving 82 employees without jobs.

U.S. stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges

By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer August 27, 2015 4:32 p.m.

U.S. stocks are closing sharply higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.S. economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously estimated.

Could Ford bring the Ranger stateside again?

By Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press August 27, 2015 6 a.m.

DETROIT — Many questions are being raised by the idea of building the Ford Ranger compact pickup in suburban Detroit later this decade.

Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Portland

By The Columbian August 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Amazon.com launched a one-hour delivery service in some areas of Portland on Wednesday, KATU-TV reported. However, the service will not be available in Vancouver or other parts of Clark County.

Intel invests $60 million in Chinese drone maker

By Bloomberg News August 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Intel Corp. has poured more than $60 million into Yuneec International Co., a Shanghai-based drone and aerospace company, as a broad range of technology companies investigate the possible commercial uses of unmanned aircraft.

Kitchen space at a premium in Clark County

By Kaitlin Gillespie August 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Once a week, aspiring restaurateur Carmen McKibben spends several hours chopping tomatoes, chili peppers and onions for the fresh salsas that adorn the Sonoran hot dogs she slings at the Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market every Saturday.

WSUV marketing professor to discuss business leads

By The Columbian August 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Ron Pimentel, marketing professor and faculty director of the Professional Sales Certificate program at Washington State University Vancouver, will discuss resources and techniques for finding business leads and background about a company at the next session of WSUV's Business Growth Map Alliance.

Review finds issues at Hanford

By Associated Press August 26, 2015 4:58 p.m.

RICHLAND — A partial review of an unfinished nuclear waste treatment plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation found 362 vulnerabilities in its design, according to the watchdog group Hanford Challenge, which obtained a leaked copy of the review.

Longview port sees 19% drop in exports

By MARISSA LUCK, Longview Daily News August 26, 2015 4:58 p.m.

Exports at Port of Longview continued to tumble this year, dragging down overall cargo activity in spite of a dramatic increase in imports, according to a new report released Tuesday.

Learn more about the Economic Forecast Breakfast held on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton. Catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote featured Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who provided his outlook for the local economy.
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